All dental implant procedures carry an element of risk. They are surgeries that involve permanently inserting new materials into your mouth. Therefore, dentists have to be careful not to damage a patient’s nerves, because of how deep dental implants reach. If they fail to prepare and exercise enough care, the consequences can be devastating.
As one dental study from the Tokyo Dental College Hospital demonstrates, dental implant nerve injuries can be devastating because they are often intense and permanent. Patients with dental implant nerve injuries suffer from decreased quality of life after their botched treatments. Another study from King’s College London elaborates by showing how dental implant patients suffered from numbness and pain, along with difficulty eating, drinking, speaking, and brushing teeth.
As these studies also tell us, dentists have the responsibility to clearly obtain pre-surgery consent from patients and to adequately prepare before starting dental implant procedures. This may require procedures such as X-rays and computed tomography so that the insertion of implants is as safe and accurate as possible.
Do you suffer from a dental implant nerve injury? Did your dentist fail to obtain your consent and acknowledgment of the procedure’s risks? Was your dentist negligent or unprepared before beginning your procedure? As a victim of dental malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Contact Attorney Dane Levy at the Levy Law Firm for an honest assessment of your dental malpractice case. If you have a valid claim, he’ll use his years of experience and history of high-profile wins to help you win your case in court!